How Much Does It Cost To Remove Finlock Gutters?
Concrete gutters (also known as Finlock gutters) were built on homes between the 1950s-1970s. Concrete gutters were used as an alternative to steel, as it was being used in the war effort and therefore scarce. Finlock gutters were thought to be a reliable gutter solution, but over time they have proven to be unreliable.
The Cost of Removing Finlock Guttering
Though there is no fixed concrete gutter removal cost, as it does depend on many factors that can only be assessed through a physical survey. To get a accurate and tailored quotation, you should always consult concrete gutter specialists such as CGS. If you are concerned about concrete gutter replacement costs, please contact us today and arrange a free quote.
The Issues with Finlock Gutters explained
Over time they begin to wear down and become porous: losing their waterproof properties. This then allows water to seep through and cause issues as long as the gutters stand. Problems such as:
Lining failure appears due to the consistent expansion and contraction of the lining because of changes in temperature. Thermal changes will eventually lead to weaker points of the structure separating. Lining failure is problematic and should be addressed immediately to avoid further damage. In cases such as these, Finlock gutter removal is the best solution to ensure the problems do not return.
Cold/thermal bridging can be difficult in all weather conditions and can even affect your energy consumption and how well your home insulates. When these problems happen, it can sometimes cause the wallpaper to peel away at the tops of the wall, ruining the beauty of your home.
If there is not adequate filling or strengthening when the gutters are fixed, they can begin to sag. This can make windows difficult to open or close, as well as ruin the beauty of your home.
No pitch on the gutter
Finlock gutters were installed on the top level of the walls, leaving the rain has no escape. This can end up causing more damage over time as the water settles and remains in the gutter for too long.
Damp and mould can cause serious issues for your home’s interior. Damp and mould growth can cause wallpaper to peel away from the walls. As well as producing water stains and dampness on the walls. Redecorating will be the only solution, but the problems will return unless you replace your concrete gutters.